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NSFAS Khosa Leave of Absence Is a Step in the Right Direction



NSFAS Khosa Leave of Absence Is a Step in the Right Direction

NSFAS Khosa Leave of Absence Is a Step in the Right Direction. The Organisation Undoing Tax Abuse (OUTA) views Ernest Khosa leave of absence from the National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS) as a significant step in the right direction.

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Allegations and Confirmation

Following the release of audio recordings by OUTA, implicating Khosa, the South African Communist Party (SACP), and Higher Education Minister Blade Nzimande in corruption and financial mismanagement at NSFAS, the organization has confirmed Khosa’s temporary departure.

Calls for Resignations

Amidst the revelations, there has been a growing chorus calling for Khosa resignation, as well as urging President Cyril Ramaphosa to dismiss Minister Nzimande.

OUTA Perspective

Advocate Stefanie Fick from OUTA emphasizes that the entire NSFAS board has been compromised and suggests they should also contemplate stepping down. She underscores the need for an impartial and objective investigation into the allegations.


As OUTA pushes for accountability, it emphasizes the importance of ethical behavior and leadership within NSFAS. The organization calls for a thorough investigation and subsequent actions to ensure accountability for any wrongdoing. The developments surrounding Khosa’s leave signal a potential turning point in addressing the allegations and restoring integrity to the organization.

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